PSL 2021: Islamabad United’s Faheem Ashraf to miss at least three Pakistan Super League matches due to injury

PSL 2021: Islamabad United’s Faheem Ashraf to miss at least three Pakistan Super League matches due to injury- In what comes a big headache for Islamabad United in Pakistan Super League, allrounder Faheem Ashraf is set to miss at least three next upcoming matches reportedly. He split the webbing between his index finger and thumb on his left hand during their five-wicket loss to Lahore Qalandars on Wednesday.

“Faheem suffered a laceration to the base of the left thumb. Suturing was completed in the ER, he was given antibiotics and paracetamol and discharged into our care,” United physio Jason Pilgrim said in a statement.

He injured his hand while fielding at short fine leg during the fifth over which was bowled by Hasan Ali. By the time, he had delivered a couple of overs before he walked off to get five stitches. He then came on to bowl the remaining overs after a brief period. He gave away 31 runs in his quota of 4 overs and took the crucial wicket of Fakhar Zaman. He also contributed 27 runs off 24 balls to give a late blitz to Islamabad United.

PSL 2021: Islamabad United’s Faheem Ashraf to miss at least three Pakistan Super League matches due to injury

Faheem Ashraf is one of the main players for IU since 2018. He has represented the PSL franchise in 36 matches till Wednesday. He is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 51 wickets to his name. His batting provides depth to Islamabad United.

Islamabad United

Shadab Khan (c), Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Ali Khan, Akif Javed, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Akhlaq, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Usman Khawaja, Zafar Gohar, Zeeshan Zameer

Islamabad United will next face Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings on June 11, 13 and 14.

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